Trump to Speak at Anti-Choice March: EMILY's List Responds
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Donald Trump will speak at the March for Life. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
"Theoretically, Donald Trump could do anything with the limited amount of time he seems to spend actually doing the work of the president, such as keeping the government open. Instead, he'll spend the hours before a potential shutdown pushing the most radically anti-woman agenda we've seen from an administration in decades and offering more limitations to access to women's reproductive rights. It's clear where the Republican Party's priorities lie — and even clearer why we need to elect more pro-choice Democratic women."
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.